Ductless air conditioners, also called mini-split systems, consist of an outdoor compressor unit and one or more wall-mounted interior units. Thanks to their design, they’re easy to install and energy-efficient. If you’re interested in installing a ductless air conditioner unit in your Braselton, Georgia, home, keep reading to learn more about this innovative cooling solution.
Most homes lose quite a bit of cool air through the ductwork in their HVAC systems, even if it’s well-insulated and properly sealed. Eliminating the need for ductwork creates a more energy-efficient cooling system.
Additionally, a ductless system’s compressor is designed to speed up and slow down based on the needs of the system to help with efficiency. Conversely, the compressor in a traditional AC unit that doesn’t have a variable-speed motor will shut off entirely when a cycle is complete. Since a large amount of energy is needed during compressor startup, ductless systems use less of it.
Installation of a Ductless Air Conditioner
Ductless air conditioners are relatively easy to install. They only have three main components: indoor wall-mounted units, an outdoor compressor, and a series of small pipes that connects them together. Each indoor unit only requires one small hole to be drilled into the wall, meaning you won’t have to worry about rebuilding walls or ceilings around ductwork.
Ductless systems provide a wide array of benefits, but they’re often a bit more expensive than traditional HVAC options and ideal for finished basements and added rooms. If you replace your whole-house heating and cooling system, you’re likely to spend a fair amount more on a ductless unit than you would on a traditional HVAC unit. However, you’ll recoup some of your initial expense in energy savings, and you may qualify for energy tax credits.
Ductless air conditioning installation is a good option for many homeowners. If you want more information about having a ductless system installed in your home, let Kovack Mechanical, Inc. help. Give us a call at 770-892-6986 or visit our website.
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